16th April 1977

Merchant Navy L.P.S.
Thames Tamar Express

Locos Used 33104 & 33106
Stock Used "4TC's" 420 + 433 + "RMB" S1872

Route : 1Z21 throughout

Loco(s) Route
33104 (1) London Waterloo - Clapham Junction - Earlsfield - Wimbledon - Surbiton - Woking - Basingstoke - Andover Jn - Salisbury
33106 (2) Salisbury - Gillingham - Yeovil Junction - Honiton - Exeter St. Davids
33104 (3) Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot - Totnes - Plymouth (North Road) - Liskeard - Lostwithiel - Carne Point
33106 (2) Carne Point - Lostwithiel - Liskeard - Plymouth (North Road)
33104 (3) Plymouth North Road - St. Budeaux (Victoria Road) - Bere Alston
33106 (2) Bere Alston - St. Budeaux (Victoria Road) - Plymouth North Road - Lipson Jn - Mount Gould Jn - Plymouth Friary (the actual station - not the current reversing point)
33104 (3) Plymouth Friary - Mount Gould Jn - Laira Jn - Totnes - Exeter St. Davids - Taunton - Castle Cary - Blatchbridge Jn - Frome (4) - Clink Road Jn - Westbury
33106 (2) Westbury - Warminster - Salisbury - Andover Jn - Basingstoke - Woking - Surbiton - Wimbledon - Earlsfield - Clapham Junction - London Waterloo

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling. Should have been a pair but the other loco had failed.
(2) 33104 on rear.
(3) 33106 on rear.
(4) Was booked via avoiding line but diverted (thought owing to a derailment on the avoiding line).

Source : John Clifford (on the train throughout) & Andy Pullar

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Clifford)

Location Booked Actual
Waterloo 08.37d 08.37
Clapham Junction 08/43 08/44
Hampton Court Jn 08/53 08/54
Woking Jn 09/03 09/04
Basingstoke 09.23a ~ 09.24d 09.23 ~ 09.26
Worting Jn 09/27 09/30
Andover Jn 09/41 09/44
Tunnel Jn 09/58 09/57
Salisbury 10.02a ~ 10.04d 10.01 ~ 10.06
Wilton Jn 10/07 10/10
Wilton South 10/09 10/11
Gillingham 10/27 10/27
Templecombe 10/32 10/32
Yeovil Junction 10/42 10/42
Chard Jn 11.00a ~ 11.03d 10.59 ~ 11.03
Honiton 11/20 11/17
Pinhoe 11/34 11/31
Exmouth Jn 11/36 11/33
Exeter Central 11/37 11.35a ~ 11.39d
Exeter St Davids 11.40a ~ 11.50d 11.42 ~ 11.50
Dawlish Warren 12/02 12/02
Newton Abbot 12/15 12/13
Dainton Tunnel 12/22 12/18
Totnes 12/28 12/24
Brent 12/40 12/33
Hemerdon Siding 12/52 12/43
Lipson Jn 12/57 12/48
Plymouth North Road 13.00a ~ 13.05d 12.53 ~ 13.06
St Budeaux Jn 13/10 13/10
Saltash 13/14 13/13
St Germans 13/20 13/19
Liskeard 13/30 13/27
St Pinnock Viaduct East 13/36 13.33a ~ 13.33d
Largin 13/37 13/34
Bodmin Road 13/42 13/38
Lostwithiel 13.47a ~ 13.50d 13.44 ~ 13.46
Carne Point 14.10a ~ 14.30d 14.03 ~ 14.29
Lostwithiel 14.50a ~ 14.53d 14.49 ~ 14.49
Bodmin Road 15/00 14/54
Largin 15/05 14/59
St Pinnock Viaduct East 15/06 15/00
Liskeard 15/11 15/04
St Germans 15/20 15/13
Saltash 15/29 15.22a ~ 15.26d
St Budeaux Jn 15/33 15/31
Plymouth North Road 15.40a ~ 15.45d 15.36 ~ 15.42
St Budeaux Jn 15/50 15/48
St Budeaux Victoria Road 15.51a ~ 15.53d 15.49 ~ 15.53
Bere Alston 16.05a ~ 16.15d 16.04 ~ 16.13
St Budeaux Victoria Road 16.28a ~ 16.29d 16.24 ~ 16.24
St Budeaux Jn 16/30 16/25
Plymouth North Road 16.35a ~ 16.37d 16.30 ~ 16.33
Lipson Jn 16/41 16/39
Mount Gould Jn 16/43 16.42a ~ 16.43d
Plymouth Friary 16.50a ~ 17.20d 16.50 ~ 17.21
Mount Gould Jn 17/27 17/26
Laira Jn 17/30 17/29
Hemerdon Siding 17/37 17/36
Brent 17/48 17/45
Totnes 17/56 17/54
Dainton Tunnel 18/02 17/59
Newton Abbot 18/09 18/07
Dawlish Warren 18/20 18/18
Exeter St Davids 18.33a ~ 18.35d 18.28 ~ 18.30
Cowley Bridge Jn 18/38 18/32
Whiteball Tunnel 18/58 18/46
Taunton 19.08a ~ 19.10d 18.55 ~ 18.58
Castle Cary 19/34 19/23
Blatchbridge Jn 19/46 19/49
Frome DIV 19/52
Clink Road Jn 19/47 19/55
Fairwood Jn 19/50 19/59
Westbury 19.53a ~ 19.58d 20.03 ~ 20.09
Dilton Marsh Halt 20/02 20/14
Wilton Jn 20/27 20/34
Salisbury 20.31a ~ 20.33d 20.39 ~ 20.41
Tunnel Jn 20/37 20/44
Andover Jn 20/54 20/57
Worting Jn 21/08 21/09
Basingstoke 21.12a ~ 21.21d 21.13 ~ 21.16
Woking Jn 21/41 21/37
Hampton Court Jn 21/51 20/50
Clapham Junction 22/00 22/00
Waterloo 22.07a 22.07


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